If you need a little yarn inspiration to get the new year off to a good start, you've come to the right place! Leave a comment below and I'll have the kids draw a random name on New Year's Day to send this yarn on to. Make sure I've got an email contact for you, or come back to check and see if you've won! (My apologies, but I can only ship to a U.S. address)
This is a very special yarn from Sheila at Wool 2 Dye 4, one of my favorite places to buy luxurious, but well priced, undyed yarn. In addition to being incredibly nice, Sheila has the knack for sourcing some of the finest base yarns around, and she always seems to be first with new ideas. This yarn, Sheila's Sparkle, is a blend of Superwash Merino with just enough nylon so your knitted item will hold its shape, and a little bit of Stellina for sparkle. We aren't talking tinsel bright here — just enough sparkle to give your new pair of socks a little bit of whimsy. It's perfection and as an added plus, the yarn was lots of fun to dye. The give away skein is 438 yards of lovely sock weight yarn in Elliebelly's Pink Love colorway.
Thanks Sheila, for giving us another wonderful yarn to place with! In addition to the give away skein, I dyed a skein for myself, to use for Ellie's Barn Raising Quilt.
99 thoughts on “Blog Give Away: Some Yarn for the New Year”
oh, I love that pink! I am not a pink person generally but wow. and sparkly? pink and sparkly? awesome!
Hope you have a great New Year,!
MMMMMMM!! PINK!!! My favorite color 🙂 Have a happy New Year!
Oh, that’s pretty, and it would look lovely in the Whippoorwill I’m going to make for myself– possibly with my skein of Huckleberry Knits “Inked.”
That is gorgeous!!
Wishing you a Happy New Year. I could use a little sparkle in my life right now…so please enter us!
Beautiful! And who wouldn’t love pink sparkly socks???
Happy New Year!!
Ohh!! I’d love some pretty yarn for my birthday! Happy New Year!
Hope your Holidays were wonderful, and the 2011 is even better 🙂
I love the pink!
Joyce- you always have a way of making evething seem sparkly! Have a wonderful New Year!
Both are beautiful. 🙂
Joyce that is gorgeous my little girls would love socks that are sparkly and pink! your the best as usual!Happy New year and Holidays to you and your family!
Hope you have a great New Year!
Oh pretty. That would knit up beautifully for one of my nieces. I’m thinking shrug. Happy Holidays! 🙂
Oh my how gorgeous! Sign me up! 🙂
Those would really help me with my NYE resolution of knitting enough pairs of socks in 2011 to only be wearing hand-knit socks by 2012, lol.
Ooooooh so pretty! I am just falling in love with sock knitting and that would be a beautiful pair for my collection!
I would love some pink socks!! <3
Love it! I just started knitting and this would be a perfect addition to my yarn stash!
Beautiful yarn! I love the color and would love to be entered!
Happy New Year, Joyce 🙂
What a vibrant color! Very lovely.
Oh wow, gorgeous yarn, Yummy!!!
Pink and sparkly? Yes please!
Gorgeous!! I love pink, but Scarlette ADORES pink 😉
Happy New Year!! Love the color:)
Happy New Year!
What a beautiful color 🙂
Super nice of you. All the best in the new year!
I was wondering if you got any of the Sheila’s Sparkle to try out. It’s beautiful!
beautiful yarn! looks like it would make fabulous stuff for this big mama 😀
I love pink (and with two little girls, I should be tired of it by now). That is gorgeous! Even better, it sparkles!
Purty!!! Count me in!
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I know *just* the right knitter for that!
How special. I just love sweet people
Beautiful color! Love a little sparkle. 🙂
Joyce, have you seen Kraemer’s Sterling? They use real silver in the yarn, plus 20% silk. I’ve been dyeing it for about 1.5 years now and I have to say it’s a dream to dye, not to mention knit.
Lovely! Please enter me. 🙂
My little girl would LOVE a dress made out of that! Happy New Year!
That is BEAUTIFUL! Love it!
Its so bright and cheery on this cold and deary winter days!
Ooohhh…I would love me some pink sparkles! That would be perfect for a pattern I’m looking to buy to benefit Breast Cancer research
Happy New Year! What a gorgeous yarn, i would love to knit something up for my girly girl with that 🙂
Wow. So pretty! What a lovely giveaway. 🙂
very pretty. would love to have something girly in a house full of boys 🙂
What a gorgeous color of yumminess!
What a great way to start out the new year-knitting a pair of pink socks for my daughter!!
Beautiful! Happy NewYear!
I love the color pink! Happy New Year to you and your family! Miss your great yarn. Need any socks? I have custom slots available!
Oh I do love PINK!!!! Yay!
Gorgeous yarn Joyce!
Beautiful color! Would make a love pair of pink princess socks!!
Should say “lovely”! 🙂
wow… is there a drool button???
Happy New Year! Thanks for offering up that beautiful yarn!
Looks like a lovely base! That’s a beautiful shade of pink.
me please 😆 so yummy!
Sparkly! What a sweet thing to do to start 2011.
Love the shade of pink:)
soooo pretty! I love pinks and knit socks are my new obsession 🙂
Happy New Year!
ooooh pink sparkly, how fun!!!
I love it!!!
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ohhhh, yummy yarn. I’d love to be entered!
That would make some mighty fine socks!
Oh that is gorgeous. love it!
Have you read the Pinkalicious series? That yarn should be read the book, while eating a pink cupcake.. while wearing a pink dress.
What a fun giveaway. I hope you and yours have a very Happy New Year!!
A great color to celebrate the New Year with! Wonderful!
Beautiful! Have the happiest of New Years Joyce!
what a fun idea!!!
happy new year!
Gorgeous yarn, as always…pink & sparkles are 2 of my favorites!
that is beautiful! In a house full of boys it would have to become something for me 🙂
Gorgeous! And the base sounds heavenly.
Hope you have a wonderful new year.
happy new year joyce! that is a fantastic pink and i LOVE the skein you dyed for ellie’s blanket 🙂
Very pretty! One of my daughters is a pink and sparkly kind of girl 🙂
What a great giveaway!
what a beautiful skein of yarn!
I AM definitely a pink girl! That yarn is amazing! Hope you and your family have a fabulous New Year!
That is a beautiful pink. One of my favorite colors.
So beautiful! Would love some fun pink socks! 🙂
beautiful! i would love to be entered.
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Ohhhh! Pink! 🙂 Thanks!
What a stunning pink! Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!
Very pretty and a nice way to start the new year.
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!!!
This would be great with a detailed stitch on a sock!
It’s so… PINK! 🙂 I love it!
Oh goody! I’m not too late! 🙂 I love the color!
oh my so beautiful! thanks for the opportunity!
what a gorgeous colorway/// and sparkles too!!
Pink is awesome, free yarn is even more awesome. Happy New Year!